Yesterday at Pride Park saw a no nonsense, comprehensive win for the Rams against in form Hull City.
Whilst this wasn’t the ‘mauling’ we normally give the Tigers at Pride Park (with one obvious exception) and didn’t move us up the table, it was a solid enough win to receive almost unanimous positive vibes from the DCFC massive – which is an achievement in its self!
Here’s what went down. Read the rest of this entry
As we approach the final furlong of this run of articles, today is a post match review of yesterdays disappointing draw with Bristol City.
The game was actually pretty entertaining but has to go down as two points lost and certainly threw up more questions than answers about where the Rams are at. Read the rest of this entry
After what seemed like a very long international break, I think all Derby fans were chomping at the bit for yesterday’s trip to Rotherham.
A relatively local and winnable fixture, The Rams in fine fettle, a sold out away end and the Lampard effect in full motion. Not even a flash train strike could spoil the anticipation.
What could possibly go wrong? Read the rest of this entry
Academies, Player Development and the infamous Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) are a constant topic of conversation in modern football. Indeed, the strength of the Academy or Youth set up is now widely regarded as a key measure of the standard of any football club and is viewed as pivotal in any ‘plan’ or ‘project’ worth its salt.
That being the case, it may seem somewhat bizarre that two of the most forward-thinking clubs in English football, Brentford & Huddersfield, have chosen to scrap their entire youth system from the U16 downwards. Why would they do that and what does it have to do with Derby County? Read the rest of this entry
Over the last few years, each new Derby season has been heralded as a new dawn only for Rams fans to be served with the same old, from exactly the same group of players, against the backdrop of a procession of managers, relieved of their duties.
With the sale of our two star players in Tom Ince and Will Hughes, some canny signings and early signs that we may have a keeper in Rowett, this season genuinely does feel like a fresh start for The Rams.
Thus, what better way to see in the new season and new era with a well overdue return for the classic Ramspace Barometer. Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry